Buddhist Thangka Of Five Jambhala is the original piece of artwork from Kathmandu, Nepal. It is painted on Cotton Canvas.
The five deities surrounding the central figure of the Yellow Jambhala are shown in this thangka painting. Yellow Jambhala considered the most important among the others and regarded as the manifestation of Buddha Ratnasambhava.
Jambhala (also known as Dzambhala, Dzambala, Zambala, or Jambala) is the God of Wealth and appropriately a member of the Jewel Family (see Ratnasambhava).
He is sometimes equated with the Hindu deity Kubera. Jambhala is also believed to be an emanation of Avalokitesvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion.
There are five different wealth Jambhalas; each has his own practice and mantra to help eliminate poverty and create financial stability.
Gyaltsen Sogdzin Rinpoche said that
Jambhala is the protector of all Lineages and of all sentient beings from all sickness and difficulties. Jambhala is a Bodhisattva of material and spiritual wealth as well as many other things, especially of granting financial stability.
Because in this world, there are all kinds of wrathful and negative emotions or bad spirits, and sometimes they will harm you and other sentient beings, Dzambhala must take on such a wrathful and powerful form to protect us from these harmful spirits and negative karma.
Especially, Dzambhala helps us minimize or decrease all misfortunes and obstacles and helps us increase all good fortune and happiness.
Jambhala is known as Kuber which is “God of Wealth”.
The small description of 5 Jambhalas is described with their respective mantras.